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Senior vice-president of industrial design Jony Ive.
Senior vice-president of industrial design Jony Ive.
(PAUL SAKUMA/AP)

SCOTT BARLOW

A palace coup at Apple?

Canadian-born Bloomberg personality and wildly successful venture capitalist Paul Kedrosky presented an explanation for Apple Inc.’s recent struggles – one that’s completely at odds with the conventional view: that the bean counters have taken over the company in the post-Steve Jobs era. Mr. Kedrosky believes it is the product design creative arm of the company led by senior vice-president of industrial design Jony Ive that has run amok, designing products that the operations department can’t deliver.